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Circular Walks


IT IS ESSENTIAL TO CHECK THE TIDE TIMES IF YOU WANT TO COMPLETE THE FULL WALK


Circular Walks Map

Circular Walks from Briarfields (Wellies or Walking Boots Required)

The circular walks approximate distances are 3km, 4km & 6km:

  1.  Turn left out of Briarfields and continue on pavement through the village passing the War Memorial & Church (15th Century Round Towered)on your left.  Go down Gypsy Lane Footpath on your left, which is approx 100 yards out of the village.  Continue along the path towards the beach and over Brancaster Ford (Circular Walk).  Keep walking straight and you will join the beach where you take a left.  Continue to the sea inlet and go left here to the pool at the end where you can sometimes spot seals.  At this point you can return along the marsh path and back to the hotel.  This walk will take approximately 1 hour at good pace (3km).
    Seahenge HolmeSeals in Titchwell
  2. If you wish to continue, you need to go at low tide.  Walk back towards the sea and walk left crossing the inlet at the shallowest point onto Titchwell Beach.  You will be able to see the wind farm out at sea from here on a clear day.  The beach has remains of tree stumps and wooden posts.  They are the remains of a pine wood and lines of fences which stood on what was once dry land.  Remains of peat beds can also be seen here.  Doggerland is the name given to a so-called land bridge which once connected the Norfolk Coast to the coastline of Belgium and Holland.  Britain became an island when sea levels rose around 8000 years ago.  Doggerland was inundated within a generation, 3000 years or so before Bronze Age Britons rocked up at Holme and built Seahenge. 
    The beach also has the remains of two tanks and gunnery tower which were used as a firing range in the Second World War.  Turn left at the board walk which takes you into Titchwell RSPB where you can enjoy both freshwater and seawater bird life.  The reserve also has a tea room, gift shop and toilets.  Continue out of the reserve turning left and cross over to the grass path when you join the A149 again, heading back towards Titchwell.  The Briarfields is the first building you reach on the left.  The walk to this point should take you approx 1.5 hours at good pace (4km).
    Chalk Pit RoadRSPBBrancaster Beach
  3. To continue, turn right up the hill (well worth the effort for the views at the top. NB remember to catch your breath and look back!).  Take a left along the Coastal Path which is sign posted.  You will pass barns on your right and continue until you reach Chalk Pit Road.
    Take a left here and proceed down the hill.  You will pass Titchwell Chalk Pit which is a piece of reclaimed land which the villagers maintain as a mini retreat - well worth going in and walking round.  Turn left at the end on Chalk Pit Road and continue along the pavement back to Briarfields.  The walk to this point will take approx 2hrs 15 minutes at good pace and is very approximate 6km.Titchwell Church, Chalk Pit, Gunnery Tower Remains

IT IS ESSENTIAL TO CHECK THE TIDE TIMES IF YOU WANT TO COMPLETE THE FULL WALK